Relics – Damien Hirst
Contemporary artist Damien Hirst holds his largest display to date in an exhibition named ‘Relics’ in Doha
Internationally renowned, the world’s most successful contemporary artist Damien Hirst needs no introduction in the world of Art. While death is a central theme in his works, Hirst is famous for his morbid and controversial art pieces. Hirst has had countless auctions, shows and exhibitions all over the world but his latest one, ‘Relics’, is his largest solo exhibition in the Middle East in Doha.
‘Relics’ was officially opened to the public on the 10th of October at Al RIWAQ Doha Exhibition Space. As part of the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, the exhibition is one of the major cultural events aimed to promote and encourage the participation and understanding of art within the community, that is initiated by QMA. The exhibition holds a total of 93 pieces, including both iconic and previously unseen artworks, making it the largest display of Hirst’s work to date.
Some of the key iconic pieces at the exhibition include a selection of works from his ‘Natural History’ series of animals preserved in formaldehyde, Spin and Spot paintings, Medicine Cabinets, butterfly works and Hirst’s diamond encrusted skulls.
Considered to be one of the most impressive displays of contemporary art ever seen in Qatar, ‘Relics’ will be opened until 22nd January 2014. Be sure to catch this one.